Small Ways to Add Color to Your Room

Small ways to bring color into your home like with art pieces

In our minds, there’s only one cure for the winter blues, and that’s a healthy dose of color around your home. We’re especially loving pink accents, vibrant tropical greens, and our forever favorite hue, blue. A fresh color palette will bring new life to your space and give you hope that warmer weather is around the corner. Here are our favorite ways to bring small accents of color into your home:

Art can work magic in a space, especially when you create a bold focal point. In the multifunctional dining room above, our oversized Seasons Art takes a mostly neutral space to another level.

Pink accents feel fresh, unexpected, and perfectly timed for Spring

Have we mentioned we love pink? There are few colors happier than pink, and we’re bringing magenta, hot pink, and blush into our rooms in large and small ways! Pink accents feel fresh, unexpected, and perfectly timed for Spring.

Don't be scared, choose a color instead of a neutral

For practicality’s sake, most people would opt for the safe shades of tan or gray for their bench cushions, but on such a small piece, choose color instead. Blue goes with anything, and the dark hue will effortlessly hide stains and spills.

Upholstered cubes are an easy way to add an accent of color to your home

Navy and red are a classic combination, and we love evoking a nautical theme without being too campy. If you have lots of navy already, considering adding in some bright cherry red. It’s the perfect compliment to blue and warms up a cooler palette.

Green accents, both in upholstery or live plants, bring a space to life

Tropical green and leaf prints are on our radar in a big way, but even if you aren’t up for a leaf print on your upholstered pieces, consider bringing in some real live leaves! Indoor plants and even greenery foraged from the yard can give your home office, living room, or kitchen a whole new life.

Swap out your accessories to create a totally new color story

It’s easy to ignore what an impact accessories can have on your space. After all, they’re often small and can go unnoticed in a big room surrounded by other pieces. But when you give all of your accessories a larger color story, you can make a big impact on your space! Take this dining room. Almost all of the furniture pieces are neutral, but with a runner, two pillows, and some navy dinnerware, the entire space reads blue-and-white.

Most importantly, don’t be afraid to bring color into your room, whether it’s on pieces large or small.

Browse all of the new pieces for Spring 2017, or see the learn about the inspiration behind our new collection.

For more design inspiration, visit our Pinterest Boards, or find more gorgeous rooms in our Photo Gallery

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Caroline McDonald

Caroline McDonald

Caroline lives for pairing together patterns, mixing furniture styles, and oogling over our newest furniture pieces. As you can imagine, her little 1920's craftsman is in a constant state of flux. Here on How to Decorate, it's her goal to help you turn your home into your own little slice of paradise.


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    Thomas Hayes

    March 18, 2017

    I am interested in an outdoor.shade sail! It looks like you have these, question, do you install. Do you have store where we can come in to, to look at your product?

    • Caroline McDonald

      Caroline McDonald

      March 22, 2017

      Unfortunately, I don’t think we have any sun sails, but we do have large umbrellas that could serve the same purpose.
      We do have some stores where our sales team can walk you through our options. See our store locations here.
      Thanks for your comment.